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Sperm Whales Bear Testimony to Worldwide Pollution

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Science  19 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5738, pp. 1166
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5738.1166b

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Sperm whales across the Pacific, even in midocean areas thought to be pristine, are accumulating humanmade chemicals called persistent organic pollutants.